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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,361
Posted By jpsloan
I had a very similar experience earlier this...

I had a very similar experience earlier this year. In my case, the culprit was the virtue that my LHBS was selling roast at 300SRM instead of 500SRM, which the recipe technically called for. I have...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-21-2011, 03:48 PM
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Views: 37,808
Posted By jpsloan
My "sweep it under the rug" beer is Michelob. I...

My "sweep it under the rug" beer is Michelob. I genuinely dig the stuff!
Forum: General Techniques 12-07-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By jpsloan
Here's a follow-up on my acetaldehyde issue. ...

Here's a follow-up on my acetaldehyde issue.

Six batches have been brewed and consumed in the same keg equipment since my problem, and none have had a problem with acetaldehyde. At this point, I'm...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-03-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By jpsloan
Ditto!

Ditto!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-02-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By jpsloan
Another vote for Brewer's Art. They specialize in...

Another vote for Brewer's Art. They specialize in Belgians. Though you're really going to want to get dinner there, too... amazing.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-01-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,446
Posted By jpsloan
That said, I use my LG dishwasher on the steam...

That said, I use my LG dishwasher on the steam sanitize cycle for my bottles. It also has a Jet Dry reservoir. I've been bottling with it for a year and a half and have never had the first problem...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-27-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,455
Posted By jpsloan
If it were me, I'd look into getting a march pump...

If it were me, I'd look into getting a march pump and working up a recirculating immersion chiller, and get the hell away from depending on gravity for every damn thing.

I'm not bitter. I'm just...
Forum: General Techniques 10-26-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,994
Posted By jpsloan
It seems to me that it's far more likely that a...

It seems to me that it's far more likely that a homebrewer will create a batch of beer with lots of acetaldehyde due to poor fermentation, and an appreciable quantity of that surely isn't easy on the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-24-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,921
Posted By jpsloan
That poor dog and his frozen chin!

That poor dog and his frozen chin!
Forum: General Techniques 03-30-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By jpsloan
I've brewed kolsch before with no problems. ...

I've brewed kolsch before with no problems.

The doppelbock was my first lager. The doppelbock was fermented in a chest freezer with a Johnsons Control set for 55 degrees, and remained undisturbed...
Forum: General Techniques 03-30-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By jpsloan
Thanks for the input, everyone. I've officially...

Thanks for the input, everyone. I've officially retired my plastic buckets. With any luck, this is just a bug I picked up in the plastic. I'll be rocking a weizenbock/dunkelweizen partigyle this...
Forum: General Techniques 03-25-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By jpsloan
My first thought when I pondered the possibility...

My first thought when I pondered the possibility that oxidization was behind this was "Wouldn't I also be getting lots of diacetyl?"

The other common element that didn't occur to me are the kegs....
Forum: General Techniques 03-25-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By jpsloan
From the Wiki, among other sources: ...

From the Wiki, among other sources:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Acetaldehyde
Forum: General Techniques 03-25-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By jpsloan
Pervasive Acetaldehyde

I've developed an apparent system-wide issue with my beers. Acetaldehyde. This is a relatively new problem, so I'm trying my level best to ferret out how it's popping up in my beer. Here's the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-29-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,349
Posted By jpsloan
Every year, it feels like the Summer Ale takes...

Every year, it feels like the Summer Ale takes forever to roll out of rotation. I'm not necessarily defending their Oktoberfest, but it's my favorite of the four SA seasonals, and it seems to take...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-13-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,745
Posted By jpsloan
I used Wyeast 3711 last month, and it was down to...

I used Wyeast 3711 last month, and it was down to 1.002 in four weeks.

Also, I added my sucrose addition after five days of primary fermentation, and brought the batch into the garage to warm up....
Forum: Maryland HomeBrew Forum 07-04-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,981
Posted By jpsloan
In that case, I'm glad I missed the mailman...

In that case, I'm glad I missed the mailman yesterday!
Forum: Maryland HomeBrew Forum 07-04-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,981
Posted By jpsloan
So these numbers are incorrect?

So these numbers are incorrect?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-23-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By jpsloan
When we were house-hunting two years ago, we kept...

When we were house-hunting two years ago, we kept an eye out for brewing considerations. I was advocating a basement with a walk-out door, particularly if it had a hard surface outside. However, we...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 06-20-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,077
Posted By jpsloan
I just received a brand spanking new...

I just received a brand spanking new Crankandstein for Father's Day from Brewmaster's Warehouse.

And seeing this Father's Day special, I decided to go ahead and order its maiden grain bill. Might...
Forum: Maryland HomeBrew Forum 06-18-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,981
Posted By jpsloan
I'd like to add to my order 1 bag CMC 2-row ...

I'd like to add to my order

1 bag CMC 2-row
1 bag T.F. Maris Otter
Forum: General Techniques 06-16-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,541
Posted By jpsloan
You speak from experience, I see? I made this...

You speak from experience, I see? I made this mistake... once. Had a nice outline of a sticky puddle under my garbage can which attracted ants. Now I let the bag of spent grains sit by the back gate...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-14-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,189
Posted By jpsloan
I'm with you on this one. The bitterness and/or...

I'm with you on this one. The bitterness and/or astringency are too harsh. I think there's a bit of tweaking that can benefit this particular label. However, there's been a huge positive reaction...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-14-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,613
Posted By jpsloan
This depends entirely on each person's spiritual...

This depends entirely on each person's spiritual tradition. In my personal tradition, every person has the power to bless anything he sees fit as long as the intent and focus are true. If the OP...
Forum: Maryland HomeBrew Forum 06-14-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,981
Posted By jpsloan
I'm in for: 1 x Best Malz Pils 1 x TF...

I'm in for:

1 x Best Malz Pils
1 x TF Maris Otter

Also, keep me posted when a Frederick pick up point is determined.
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